THE FOREST PHARMACY: NATURE’S PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: 2015 GUFC Annual Conference at Savannah Desoto Hilton
GUFC presented the 25th Georgia Urban Forest Council Annual Conference and Awards Program November 4 and 5 at the Savannah Desoto Hilton, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, Georgia. Entitled The Forest Pharmacy: Nature’s Prescription for Healthy Communities, this educational event featured outstanding speakers, educational sessions, and the Annual Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards. Dr. Kathleen Wolf of the University of Washington led us through the latest research on the connection between human health and urban trees and nature. Ray Tretheway, Executive Director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation, spoke to us about his organization’s canopy analyses and the impacts on child, youth, and adult health. Other noted national, state, and local speakers participated as well. A highlight of this year’s conference was a walking tour of Savannah’s urban forest and historic squares.
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Thank you to all of our conference sponsors for helping us present this event: Georgia Forestry Commission, Bartlett Tree Experts, Jefferson Heritage Tree Council, Davey Resource Group, Georgia Arborist Association, Coastal Arborist Association, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Legacy Arborist Services, Arbor Equity, Inc.; Fields, Inc.; Bold Spring Nursery, ARBORology, Trees Atlanta, GSWCC, Trees Columbus, Summershade, Arborguard Tree Specialists, Barneycastle Forestry Services, jB+a, Paulk Landscaping & Nursery, Downey Trees, Forest Resource Solutions, Ossabaw Consulting, and Thomas Trees and Plants.